Re: Swollen lymph nodes...lymphoma or hashimoto's thyroiditis
I was just diagnosed in June with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Stage 1A, and had no symptoms other than a lump in my neck that slowly grew larger. I had an ultrasound, CT scan and needle biopsy that all proved negative last October. Doctor said keep an eye on it. After a couple rounds of antibiotics and steriods failed to improve the condition, I had the lump removed and confirmed as lymphoma. I hated the thought of surgery to my neck for what appeared to be a benign lump, but I hated worse the thought that I didn't know what it was and my research on the internet and talks with doctors did not assuage my concern.
Sooooo...my advice would be to not ignore it and get examined, tested and diagnosed as soon as you can.
You didn't say when your wedding is scheduled and when you are moving to the U.S.....if you do have something serious that needs treatment, you will want to be covered by some type of insurance, so the sooner you know what you have to deal with (or not!), the better you'll be able to decide on the wedding date, move, etc.
Hope this helps! Write back and let us know what you decide!